Tupac Shakur Was Going to Audition for ‘Star Wars: Episode I’
Too bad that hologram technology came too little too late.
So what role was he up for? Based on information from former Death Row Records Chief Engineer Rick Clifford, he was auditioning for the role that eventually went to Samuel L. Jackson.
That’s right, Tupac could have been Mace Windu. MACE. WINDU.
Sadly, it was not meant to be and the 25-year-old rapper was murdered in Las Vegas before he could read for the part.
“It’s sad because ‘Pac found out that I worked for Brian Austin Green. who was on 90210, then he found out I was in some movies. So we always talked about his film career and stuff,” Clifford recalled in a recent interview.
He would hilariously go on to add, “He was telling me that he was supposed to read for George Lucas and them. They wanted him to be a Jedi. Yes, I’m serious — Samuel L. got Tupac’s part.”
“He said ‘Old Man, keep your fingers crossed, I got three movies coming up. One of them I gotta read for George Lucas.’”
Ah, what might have been. Who knows, Tupac’s career could have taken off to the point where he was the one yelling about snakes on planes.
Don’t forget to pour one out tonight for Jedi Tupac.